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Cycling from Yorktown to the Capital Trail to Richmond, Virginia.

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Cycling in Virginia

Taking a week off from my volunteer duties at the Park, I took the train to Willamsburg and cycled to Jamestown, making a 17-mile loop. Living history museum and ships of John Smith are fascinating.

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Nature everyday. Wow, the rains have brought out the mushrooms!

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Sketchbook diary, in Virginia.

The glasses are in my cabinet, collector items!

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A day in Alexandria, Virginia.

A beautiful colonial town, not destroyed during the Civil War, by an agreement.

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Sketchbook Diary, in Virginia. June 10 to 30, 2021

Spending four months volunteering as a cabin camp host at Prince William Forest Park is a great opportunity to enjoy living in a forest. But I make a few trips into Washington DC to spend a night or two, and take my bike, too.

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Strolling through Georgetown, Washington DC.

One of my favorite things to do in a city is just walk down the street, enjoying the neighborhood and whatever comes across my path. Walking through Georgetown on “O” Street, I saw the Mansion, a museum, and spent a few hours exploring it. Not free, but the $30 fee was worth it. Also are photos of the neighborhood. Enjoy!

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Cycling through Occoquan, Virginia on USBR 1.

Taking the morning at a bike shop to get new brake cables, one had broken and the other was nearly there, I also picked out new bike gloves. Then I cycled on USBike Route 1 through Occoquan, past the old Chinn farm, which is now a huge shopping mall, to the Metro Station in Franconia and took the Metro into Washington DC where I spent three nights at the Hamilton Hotel so I could see the fireworks on the Fourth of July. One reason I like riding my bike is to stop and enjoy the local history, which had a huge impact on our nation. It was fascinating.

I got off the Metro at the Arlington Cemetery stop (I have been to the cemetery a couple of times) and cycled across the Potomac River on the Arlington Memorial Bridge, around the Lincoln Memorial, along the Mall and left on 14th Street to my hotel. It was about 36 miles of leisurely cycling, including a break for a slice of apple pie in Occoquan.

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My sketchbook diary, June 2, to June 10, 2021, Virginia.

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My sketchbook diary, May 22, to June 1, 2021.